Sandra Faye “Sandi” Patty (born July 12, 1956) is an American Christian music singer, known for her wide vocal range and expressive flexibility which has led music critics to dub her “The Voice”.

Patty recorded her first album, For My Friends, an independent effort, that landed in the hands of executives at Singspiration! records. In 1979, she was signed to Singspiration! and released her first professional record, Sandi’s Song. According to the FAQ section on her website, the name on her birth certificate is Sandra Patty. A printer’s error on the labeling listed her name as Sandi Patti, and she used this moniker as her stage name for the next fifteen years before correcting it to Sandi Patty.

Patty’s career expanded after she won her first two GMA Dove Awards in 1982 and began singing backup for Bill Gaither and the Bill Gaither Trio. She headlined her first national tour in 1984 and reached national acclaim after her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was included during the ABC Statue of Liberty re-dedication broadcast on July 6, 1986. This exposure led to multiple mainstream television appearances including The Tonight Show, Christmas in Washington, Walt Disney’s Fourth of July Extravaganza, and the 1998 Pepsi 400; the clip was frequently used on television sign-offs for the remainder of their existence. She was invited to sing the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500 in 1987–88, 1990–92, and once again in 2013.

At the peak of her career, Patty’s concerts were so heavily attended that she performed in often sold-out mainstream arenas and concert halls across the United States. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she averaged over 200 concerts a year and supported a staff of over 30 that managed her career. During this period of time Patty was noted, often critically, as the highest-paid singer in the Christian music industry averaging over $100,000 per appearance, largely due to massive touring and high-profile public appearances.

Selected Discography

Morning Like This

Word Records 1986

Tracks: Let There Be Praise, Hosanna, Unshakeable Kingdom, Shepherd Of My Heart, Love In Any Language, King Of Glory, Face To Faith, Was It A Morning Like This, In The Name Of The Lord & There Is A Savior.

Musicians on the Morning Like This album: Sandi Patty, John Darnall, Jon Goin, Mike Brignardello, Gary Lunn, Craig Nelson, Bill George, David Huntsinger, Shane Keister, Steve Milikan, Phil Naish, Mark Hammond, Paul Leim, Farrell Morris, Dennis Good, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Nashville String Machine, Tammy Boyer, Cozette Byrd, Pete Carlson, Rick Cua, Bev Darnall, John Darnall, Rick Gibson, Steve Green, Lynn Hodges, Bonnie Keen, Brent Lamb, Laurie Lamb, David Maddux, Pam Mark-Hall, David Martin, Marty McCall, Jon Mohr, Luanne Mohr, Keith Moore, Ellen Musick, Craig Patti, Mike Patti, Teresa Patti, Jane Sherberg, Jon Sherberg, Leah Taylor, Steve Taylor & Melody Tunney.

Songs From The Heart

Impact Records 1984

Tracks: Give Him The Glory, Sing To The Lord, We Will See Him As He Is, Cradle Song, Wonderful Lord, Via Dolorosa, Shine Down, Pour On The Power, Glorious Morning, Purest Praise & The Stage Is Bare/I Need Thee Every Hour.

Musicians on the Songs From The Heart album: Sandi Patty, John Darnall, Jon Goin, Greg Jennings, Mike Brignardello, David Hungate, Nathan Kahn, Edgar Meyer, Craig Nelson, Larry Paxton, Mitch Humphries, David Huntsinger, Shane Keister, Larrie Londin, James Stroud, Farrell Morris, Bill Wiggins, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Nashville String Machine, Lori Brooks, Cozette Byrd, Jackie Cusic, David Durham, Rick Gibson, Steve Green, Kathie Hill, Bonnie Keen, Marty McCall, Jon Morh, Luanne Morh, Gary Musick, Craig Patti, Mike Patti & Melodie Tunney.

Lift Up The Lord

Impact Records 1982

Tracks: Lift Up The Lord, How Majestic Is Your Name, They Could Not, Let Us Rejoice, Jesus Lord To Me, I Will Lift You There, Let Him Hold Your Heart, Yes God Is Real, Jesus You’re Everything & Reprise: Jesus Lord To Me.

Musicians on the Lift Up The Lord album: Sandi Patty, Join Goin, Larry Paxton, Shane Keister, Larrie Londin, Nashville String Machine, John Helvering, Craig Patti & Mike Patti.

Love Overflowing

Impact Records 1981

Tracks: Down In My Heart, Keeper Of The Well, Love Overflowing, So Far, When The Times Comes, The Home Of The Lord, Somebody Believed, In His Hand, We Shall Behold Him & I Will Praise Him.

Musicians on the Love Overflowing album: Sandi Patty, Brent Rowan, Steve Schaeffer, Steve Dokken, Paul Johnson, Jimmy Lee Sloas, Randy Hammel, David Huntsinger, Alan Steinberger, Keith Thomas, Mark Hammond, Fred Satterfield, David Lyndon Huff, Farrell Morris, Fred Satterfield, Ernie Collins, Billy Puet, Don Sheffield, Dennis Solee, George Tidwell, Don Art, Doug Bence, Cozette Byrd, John Helveving, Phil Johnson, Neal Joseph, Steve Moore & Russ Taff.

Sandi´s Song

Milk & Honey 1979

Tracks: Jesus Is My Love Song To You, You’re Such A Comfort To Me, When I Need Him / Precious Lord, Take My Hand, He’ll Never Let You Down, I Could Never Have Imagined, You Never Gave Up On Me, The Day He Wore My Crown, It’s All Right Now, The Devil Is A Liar & Sandi’s Song (My Life Is A Song).

Musicians on the Sandi´s Song album: Sandi Patty, John Darnall, Jon Goin, Jack Williams, Lari Gross, Ron Oates, Kenny Malone, Farrell Morris & Neal Joseph.

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